Here’s hoping I can do a few of these things in this quote… and thanks to one of my friends and fellow dementia activists, Agnes Houston for alerting me to it! I had meant to publish a blog on New Years Day, simply to wish everyone a great 2018, but my body, mind and soul have needed, and taken some rest. I did however, say farewell to 2017 the day before!
Transcendental Meditation has been a daily practice since I was 21 years old, and Mindfulness is now also a part of my daily regime. Since my tumble down the stairs last year, I’ve been living with higher levels of chronic pain, and have doing more mindfulness than usual the last few weeks to see if I can manage it without heading to the high-end pain drugs. So far, it is working, and it has also ensured I have had deeper rest.
Reflecting too much on 2017 is still something I find painful, and so focusing on today, as well as looking forward is where I’m at! Hopefully, I have learned the lessons from 2017 well, and also wish you all a brilliant today and 2018.
One thing I am going to be more proactive about in 2018 is the plagiarising of not only my content, but that of others. For example, a ‘professional’ on LinkedIn re-wrote the words in the quote I added in the image here, which clearly states ‘Author unknown’, and claimed it as her own. I decided to add this image to her post, as a comment, although had no response! I’ve recently been blatantly plagiarised (again), and am choosing to do something about it.
So the only vague New Year resolution I have made is to call anyone out, if I notice they have plagiarised someone, including me!